Youth Board of Artists (YBA)

Youth Board of Artists is Hyde Park Art Center’s program for dedicated South Side youth interested in organizing and community projects. This academic year, a selected group teens will meet for 30 total weeks (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) throughout the year starting October 28th, 2021 and continuing to June 2022. Youth Art Board participants will hone their abilities to collaborate, innovate, take positive risks, and manage projects from inception to completion. Composed of 15 high-school-age teens from neighborhoods across Chicago south side region, YBA will meet in-person and online as needed (Google Meet and Zoom), weekly during the school year. YBA explore the world of contemporary art, delve into HPAC  exhibitions, dive into topics,  meet with exhibiting and visiting artists, and introduce the Hyde Park Art Center to outside teen groups and organizations.

Teens who are accepted into this program participate, support, contribute, and complete projects, and are paid a stipend for their work and participation ($150/quarter). Attendance and active participation is a large part of this program, so if accepted, YBA members must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly. Youth Art Board members must be currently enrolled in a south side high school or be taking high school equivalent courses in good academic standing. Participants must and able to adhere to the program attendance policy (cannot miss more than 3 meetings a quarter).

Youth Board of Artists

Winter 2022 YBA
January 13th - March 17th 2022

Teaching Artist: Jared Brown

YBA will meet for 10 sessions, once per week on Thursdays after school (430pm-630pm)

For questions please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse, at, and Alex Herrera, Teen Programs Manager, at

Lead Sponsors:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation